About the Photography Course

This is a cutting edge professional photography course written and directed by some of the best working photographers in their field. The aim of the course is to provide you with the knowledge and skills required for a career as a professional photographer or as a keen hobbyist. This is an up-to-date and comprehensive course covering every aspect of photography.

The Professional Photography Course is delivered online and consists of 12 modules and 12 assignments. The average time required to complete the course is 24 weeks. However, we provide students with 12 months. Extensions are available if needed. During this time you will be educated in all aspects of photography by George Seper; one of the top freelance photographers around. His vast wealth of accumulated knowledge is provided to you, along with the ways to apply this knowledge to the areas of photography that most interest you.

The business of photography is not just about award winning images. It can also be about the right picture at the right time. Newspapers, magazines and websites worldwide are constantly on the lookout for new and interesting material. The opportunities are enormous and always growing.

How to study online?

All the learning is done online in that when you enrol you receive a username and password, which enables you to log onto our secure student site. From there you can download your first module, which you could liken to your textbook as it contains all the information you will need to complete assignment one. Each module is approximately 60 pages in length and is full of detailed technical information delivered in a friendly, conversational manner that is easy to understand. The concepts are further explained by way of diagrams, images and examples.

Once you have completed your assignment (some are just theoretical, but the majority of assignments combine both theory and fun practical tasks) you then upload it onto our site for your tutor to mark. The tutors will give you a grade (out of 10) and a comprehensive evaluation of your work and ideas and help nurture and improve your skills each step of the way.

What makes The Photography Institute so unique is that throughout our course you have access to the safety net and guidance of the team here at Student Support, who you can contact 24/7. It is not simply a case of giving you a textbook and off you go - far from it.

You also have direct contact with your personal tutor who guides you closely through each step of the course, offering personalised and specific constructive criticism on your submitted work. If you ever have any questions in relation to your course or assignments, all you need to do is send your tutor a quick message and they will reply with an answer as soon as they can.

With this close tutor mentorship, you will feel like your tutor is in the same room as you, and all this can be achieved from the comfort of your own home. That is the beauty of our course, you can study when you like and at your own pace.

The tutors who work for us are not just teachers, but the best working professionals in their field. By drawing on their knowledge you will gain an edge that will help you realise your true potential.

Connect with other photography students

We have a Facebook Group that we have exclusively designed for our students. This group contains thousands of our students from across the globe interacting with each other on all topics covered by our course. It provides a great opportunity for students to meet fellow students from all over the world, ask questions, share knowledge and experience, upload work, give and receive feedback, make new friends and talk everything photography!

On successful completion of the Professional Photography Course you will have the skills and knowledge required to become a freelance photographer either as a full or part time career, as a profitable sideline or just as an exciting new hobby.

I was always amazed at the speed that my questions were answered by my tutor when I got stuck and also the speed of the marking process which drove you onto the next stage. Plenty of feedback is always given on each assignment and no generic replies are to be seen - ever!

John Knight

Kent

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 347 reviews.

  • Jonathan Prosser

  • 2 days ago

Yes I am finding the course enjoyable…

Yes I am finding the course enjoyable and I am practising some new ways to be creative as well as...

  • Tom Morris

  • 17 days ago

This is a fantastic course and I highly…

This is a fantastic course and I highly recommend it to anyone, complete beginners all the way to experienced photographers......

  • Mrs E

  • 24 days ago

An excellent course

I am really enjoying the course and learning so much. The feedback on the assignments is very useful. The content...

  • Nigel Doherty

  • 32 days ago

Essential structured learning.

I signed up for this course with some prior knowledge, but plenty of knowledge gaps, which I wanted to fill....

  • Patrick Canny

  • 43 days ago

I'm on Module 4 now

I'm on Module 4 now, really enjoying the course, I can see improvements in my pics allready. I think differently,...

  • David Harrison

  • 58 days ago

Excellent Course, happy to recommend

I've thoroughly enjoyed the course so far. The course content strikes a good balance between technical improvement and creative challenges....

  • Jemima J

  • Tuesday 20 October 2020 at 07:56

Go for it

I am halfway through The Photography Institute diploma course and am so pleased I decided to do it. Already I...

  • Ingrid

  • Sunday 11 October 2020 at 12:21

Great course!

If you are looking for a great quality and thorough course to do online, this is it. I've leaned a...

  • Lea

  • Tuesday 01 September 2020 at 04:30

Brilliant Diploma Course

The Diploma course is excellent. Brilliant interesting course content. Excellent feedback and prompt reply from the Tutor. I would well...

  • Fergus Quinn

  • Tuesday 25 August 2020 at 12:37

Thoroughly recommend the Diploma course

Thoroughly recommend the Diploma course

  • Ian Parker-Moore

  • Monday 24 August 2020 at 11:04

Diploma in Professional Photography

Hi I have been on a few courses but with my years in photography ive felt that i have not...

  • Marie Elizabeth Donaghy

  • Thursday 06 August 2020 at 19:01

The content process and expectations of…

The content process and expectations of the course where clear from the outset. Each module was detailed in it's content...

  • Miss Brooks

  • Friday 10 July 2020 at 06:28

A comprehensive course that covers…

A comprehensive course that covers everything a professional photographer should know.

  • Laura Evans

  • Wednesday 01 July 2020 at 15:42

This course is amazing

This course is amazing, would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an online photography course, the tutors are so helpful...

  • Usman Ahmed

  • Monday 29 June 2020 at 22:02

Highly recommended

If you wish to study photography in your own time and space, with high quality teaching material, and an expert...